Launch Profile – Falcon 9 – SES-10

Time Event
T-0:00:03 Merlin Engine Ignition
T-0:00:00 Liftoff
T~0:00:16 Pitch Kick & Roll Maneuver
T~0:01:08 Mach 1
T+0:01:22 Maximum Dynamic Pressure, Throttle Down
T~0:01:50 Stage 2 – Merlin Vac Engine Chilldown
T+0:02:38 MECO – First Stage Cutoff
T+0:02:41 Stage Separation
T~0:02:44 1st Stage Maneuver out of 2nd Stage Plume
1st Stage Re-Orientation to Engines first
T+0:02:49 Mvac Ignition
T+0:03:49 Payload Fairing Jettison
T+0:06:19 1st Stage Re-Entry Burn (~25 sec)
T+0:08 1st Stage Landing Burn
T~0:08:32 1st Stage Landing
T+0:08 2nd Stage Terminal Guidance Mode
T+0:08 2nd Stage Flight Termination System safe
T+0:08:34 2nd Stage Engine Shutdown
T+0:26:29 Second Stage Re-Start
T+0:27:22 Second Stage Cutoff
T+0:32:03 SES-10 Satellite Separation

Launch Data

Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9 FT (Re-Use of 1021)
Launch Site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center
Launch Date: March 30, 2017
Window: 22:27-00:57 UTC
Payload: SES-10 (5,282kg)

Ascent Duration: 32 Minutes

Backup: April 1 – 22:27-00:57 UTC

Target Orbit:
Type: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Perigee: 218 km
Apogee: 35,400 km
Inclination: 26.2°

Photo: SpaceX
Photo: SpaceX
Illustration of SpaceX's First Stage Return, No Boostback in Thursday's Mission - Image: SpaceX
Illustration of SpaceX’s First Stage Return, No Boostback in Thursday’s Mission – Image: SpaceX